30 Women's Hairstyles to Ditch This Year

What have you been doing with your hair? If you’re like many others out there, you follow trends that pop up. There’s nothing wrong with that! We’re all looking for something new in our lives, especially when it comes to hairstyles. The old cuts and colors may seem boring and blasé. When the new year comes along and the new stuff “comes out” (so to speak), it leaves us saying, “out with the old and in with the new!”

As we move through the year, we’ve really been able to look back and think of each trend that blew up on social media and in the real world. We look back on our pictures and cuts and think, “oh, no. What was I thinking?” Same. We’ve all felt that way once or twice in our lives. It can be hard knowing what to ditch when there's no one to point out that it looks like a stylist got a little too liberal with their creativity. We're here to help you out. We've found 30 hairstyles that need to go ASAP. These were ones that may have looked decent at the time, but should definitely remain in the past. 

Perms

What's the deal with poodle perms? The tightly, wrapped ringlets look unbecoming (we're reminded of a Chia Pet) and can cause damage to your hair. After a poodle perm, your hair is weaker, dull, and dried out.

It’s no longer 1985, which means it’s officially time to say goodbye to perms. They’re never a good idea so avoid them at all costs.

Did you know...

  • Jackie Kennedy is famous for redecorating and renovating the interior of the White House. Actually, on just her first day, she ordered $50,000 in changes for new rooms for the children and upgrades to the kitchen. She later hosted a tour of the White House for CBS News which was viewed by 56 million people and won her an Emmy Award.
  • Björk created a media sensation when she wore her iconic white swan dress to the 2001 Oscars. At the time, many derided it as hideous and a publicity stunt, but it has since gone down as one of the most memorable dresses of all time—even if it isn't exactly beloved. She says David Bowie was the inspiration behind the dress.
  • In February 2020, Jeff Bezos bought the most expensive property in California: a $165 million mansion. It was designed for Jack Warner (the former president of Warner Bros. entertainment company). It took a decade to construct (spanning the 1930s and 40s). It comes complete with 9 acres of Beverly Hills land, a main house, a guest house, a tennis court, a golf course, and terraces.
  • Jennifer Aniston's star-defining role on friends started a hair craze in the 90s that even lasted into the early 2000s. Called "The Rachel," Aniston's shoulder-length haircut had grown-out bangs and highlights styled to perfection. A hairdresser in Detroit noted that at the peak of its popularity, 40% of her business was devoted to recreating "The Rachel." Too bad that it was notoriously difficult to maintain on your own at home.
  • While attending the Grammys in February 2000, Jennifer Lopez stepped out in a green Versace dress that instantly became a phenomenon. The barely-there ensemble had a dramatically low cut that came below JLo’s belly button. It became such a talking point that it was Google’s most popular search query up to that point, and it spurred the company to include images into search results. It became the motivation for Google Images.